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11/14/2013 9:28:00 AM
Girls Tennis All-Area Team

NT Sports Staff

Bailey Bradish and Mariah Cavanaugh, Ottawa
Years: Junior and junior
Season highlights: The dynamic duo continued to unleash the fiery on their opponents as they qualified for state for the second straight season. Ottawa's No. 1 doubles team were the only area players to make it to the second day of the state tournament. They stood up to the challenge of the best of the best and won three matches. The pair, which was All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference, also won Joliet Invitational and placed third at the Ottawa Sectional.

Anna Konczak and Katie Wellner, La Salle-Peru
Years: Junior and senior
Season highlights: The list of season accomplishments for the Lady Cavaliers’ No. 1 doubles team is quite long. Wellner and Konczak advanced to state and won a match against Sacred Heart Griffin. This was after they dominated the competition with a 24-11 record, took third place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet and finished second at the Ottawa Sectional. The all-conference players also won the L-P Invitational. 

Molly Angell, Ottawa
Year: Senior
Season highlights: Last year's co-NT Girls Tennis Player of the Year had another impressive season as she finished with a 27-16 record and was All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference. Angell, who played No. 1 doubles last season, qualified for state for the second consecutive year after winning the Ottawa Sectional over Princeton’s Jen O’Neil, which evened their season series.

Rachel Dose, St. Bede
Year: Senior
Season highlights: The Lady Bruins’ No. 1 singles player was the first St. Bede player — boy or girl — to qualify for state in 10 years. She finished fourth at the Ottawa Sectional to advance. Dose finished the year with a 16-8 record and numerous top three finishes, including a second-place finish at the Kewanee Invitational and third-place finishes at the Herrin and the La Salle-Peru invitationals.

Jen O'Neil, Princeton
Year: Senior
Season highlights: The NT Girls Tennis Player of the Year posted a 22-7 record for an area-best .759 winning percentage. She was second place at the Ottawa Sectional to qualify for state for the second year in a row. O’Neil finished at the top in other events as well as she won the La Salle-Peru Invitational and Coal City Quadrangular. She also took second at the Newman Invitational. 

Honorable Mention
La Salle-Peru: Jena Argubright and Katherine Kaszynski, Tara Ketner
Mendota: Whitney Lewis
Princeton: Ellie Bonucci and Emma Reidner

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